Monday, February 12, 2007

Falcon Stolen

The San Francisco Chronicle has a story about a signed reproduction of the Maltese Falcon used for publicity stills in the John Houston/Humphrey Bogart version of the movie being stolen from John's Grill. John's Grill, of course, is mentioned in the book as a place that Sam Spade ate before he went off to chase the original thieves.

It's a definite bummer for Hammett/Maltese Falcon fans (not to mention owner John Konstin) because part of the appeal of going to the restaurant was seeing the statue. I hope it's recovered soon.


At 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it really true, that the Falcon from John`s Grill is stolen ?

Sounds to me like a sequel to the "Maltese Falcon"


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